Reasons to Refinish Your Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors can be absolutely stunning.  They’re somehow able to seamlessly straddle the line between old world and new, time-honored and thoroughly modern, making them an easy and safe choice for any home.  Few people take issue with them, and their virtues have been extolled for years.  However, not all hardwood is created equal, and overtime natural wear and tear starts to take a toll on even the most beautiful flooring.  Refinishing hardwood floors keeps them looking trim, fit, and polished, which is desirable for a host of reasons.

Selling Or Renting

Anytime that you’re trying to sell or rent your home, you want all of the amenities that come with it to be in tip top shape.  Hardwood flooring can be such a coveted novelty that it can truly be a make or break in whether or not someone wants to live in the home that you’ve created.  Refinishing hardwood shows potential buyers and renters that you’ve taken care of your flooring, and that if they were to live there they would get the benefit of virtually new floors.

Setting A Tone

Hardwood flooring is great, but when it isn’t properly maintained, it can end up looking old, dirty, and unstable.  Perhaps homey and old is exactly the look you’re going for, in which case refinishing may not be that important.  However, if you really want your floors to convey a sense that someone important lives in your home, refinishing could be key.  Showing people that you take care of your home signifies that you take care of yourself, and that they should take care of you and your home as well.  It sets a precedent of decency and respect.

Cleaning Doesn’t Cut It

Sometimes, cleaning your floors just doesn’t get the job done.  Deep stains can be difficult to get rid of, and average cleaning products will not do the job.  Refinishing makes your hardwood look completely different, so keep that in mind when deciding whether or not to refinish.  If you really love specific grain patterns or knots in your hardwood, then you should take a step back before going through with refinishing them, as refinishing is extremely harsh on your floors and will undoubtedly alter them for good.  This can be good if your floors really need it, but bad if they don’t.

Refinishing is a big job, and one that should definitely be discussed at length before any decisions are made.  However, if you think that refinishing may be right for you, consult 55 Flooring today!

Why You Should Consider Hardwood Floor Refinishing This Year

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Be honest. Do your hardwood floors look damaged or even worn?  Do you wish they were a different color?  Are you dreaming of the way your floors used to look?  Answering yes to any of these questions means that is most likely time to refinish your floors.

Daily use will take its toll including pets, furniture, heavy traffic and dirt.  Refinishing your hardwood floors can restore life to your dull floors.

Why Should You Refinish Your Hardwood Floors?

On top of fixing any of the questions you answered yes to above, refinishing your hardwood floors can save you money in the long run.

Other Reasons to Refinish This Year Include:

  • Improved Appearance

    Using a professional contractor, like 55 Flooring, will give you the best results for a shiny, new-looking floor. We have years of experience refinishing floors, so let us help you find the best solution to get your floors looking like new.

  • Value

    Hardwood floors add value to a home as a whole since they are appealing to prospective homebuyers.

  • Affordability

    Taking care of your floors now can save you a lot of money in the future. Without proper maintenance you may have to replace your hardwood floors which is much more expensive.

  • Less Maintenance

    If done properly, you will have less maintenance in the long run.  No need to worry about redoing soon after.  Work done by a professional tends to last longer.

  • Quick Fix

    Most professionals can refinish your floors in a day, depending on the amount of work needed and the square footage. One quick day can make a world of difference to the look of your home.

As you can see, there is no time like this year.  You want to keep your floors maintained and in good shape to not only look good, but last a long time.

To give you the best results, it is best to hire a professional. Unless you have the right machinery and plenty of experience, hardwood floor refinishing is not something you should yourself. The process is messy and extremely time-consuming. You need to do it right the first time and do it precisely to get the look you want. Hiring a professional re-finisher will save you a lot of time and money in the long run.

Give 55 Flooring a call today at 717-300-0700 to discuss refinishing your hardwood floors.

Should I Refinish My Hardwood Floors?

Hardwood flooring is a smart investment that will add value to any home. It’s durable, beautiful, and goes well with any style decor. With proper maintenance, hardwood floors will last years and years, but as with anything, wear and tear is bound to happen. The great thing about hardwood floors is that they typically only need to be refinished about every 20 years, and they can withstand being refinished about 8 times before they’ll need to be replaced. Here’s what you should know before refinishing your floors.

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Hardwood Floors on a Budget? Yes, It Is Possible!

Is cheap hardwood flooring an oxymoron? Can you get quality, beautiful hardwood floors installed for a low cost? Yes. It is entirely possible to have hardwood floors on a budget.


In fact, we get this question a lot at 55 Flooring. We wanted to offer some practical advice to those looking to install hardwood floors for cheap. First, cheap is relative and depends on a variety of factors. Are you looking to install a hardwood floor in a small area like the den, or are you attempting to redo flooring for your entire home?  When you factor in how large or small an area is, you get a clearer picture of your budget and how it can stretch to accommodate the installation of hardwood floors.

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